A demonstrator who got up and shouted "Terrorist!" at Turkey's president during a speech at a hotel on Thursday was grabbed by bodyguards and rushed out of the hall as others in the emotional crowd pushed, shoved and shouted.
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Survivors are still being pulled from rubble in Mexico City as rescue operations stretch into a fourth day Friday, spurring hope among desperate relatives gathered at the sites of buildings collapsed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake.
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Daily WireSeptember 21, 2017 A Charlotte, North Carolina charity was forced to cancel their event, raising money for kids with terminal illnesses, after participants couldn;t handle the name of the event venue: the Trump National Golf Course. The “Tri at the Trump” is a three-stage race (running, swimming and biking), where competitors raise money for […]
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Published time: 21 Sep, 2017 10:15 Edited time: 21 Sep, 2017 11:20 Sex dolls that can be programmed to resist advances and allow men to “rape” them should be illegal in Britain, a campaigner says. Read more Katie Parker, who founded the School’s Consent Project, a charity that teaches pupils about consent, pointed to the […]
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A government watchdog tasked with studying the effects of reconstruction in Afghanistan finds US forces to be ill-equipped to train the Afghan National Police. One military official even used “Cops” to learn law enforcement techniques. The title of the critical review, issued by the special inspector general for reconstruction (SIGAR), is “Reconstructing the Afghan National […]
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“This must be our response to white supremacy: that a threat to any one of us is a threat to all,” writes Brant Rosen, calling for a new commitment to building solidarity-based movements in the Jewish New Year. Here, members of Holy Blossom Temple, a Toronto Synagogue, form a protective circle around the Imdadul Mosque […]
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Two people died when the three star Torn House hotel in Rostov-on-Don caught fire.
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Thousands of protesters demand an end to the war on drugs, and martial law on the island of Mindanao.
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Canadian commentators often claim more Tutsi were killed in the genocide than lived in Rwanda. Since it aligns with Washington, London and Kigali’s interests, as well as liberal nationalist Canadian ideology, the statistical inflation passes with little comment.
A Tyee story last month described the “slaughter of over 800,000 Tutsis in Rwanda” between April–July 1994. An earlier Globe and Mail profile of Roméo Dallaire cited a higher number. It noted, “over the next few months, Hutu activists and militias, supplemented by police officers and military commanders, killed an estimated 800,000 to 1 million Tutsis.”
Even self-declared experts on the subject cite these outlandish statistics. In the Globe and Mail and Rabble last year Gerald Caplan wrote that, “despite his [Dallaire] best efforts, perhaps a million people of the Tutsi minority were slaughtered in 100 days.”
With ties to the regime in Kigali, Caplan pulled this number out of thin air. It’s improbable there were a million Tutsi in Rwanda in 1994 and no one believes every single Tutsi was killed.
While the exact figure is unknown and somewhat contested, Rwanda’s 1991 Census calculated 596,387 Tutsi. Initially sponsored by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the GenoDynamics project by the Dean of the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia Allan Stam and University of Michigan political science professor Christian Davenport put the number slightly lower at 500,000. Others claim the Hutu-government of the time sought to suppress Tutsi population statistics and estimate a few hundred thousand more Rwandan Tutsi.
But, a significant number of Tutsi survived the hundred days of killing. Tutsi survivors’ umbrella group IBUKA (“Remember”) initially concluded that 300,000 survived the genocidal killings, which they later increased to “nearer to 400,000”.
For 800,000–1 million Tutsi to have perished there would have had to been at least 1.1 million and probably closer to 1.4 million Tutsi. That’s twice the official ...
While the Syrian Arab Army, the Russian aviation and Hezbollah are preparing to finish off Daesh, the Pentagon is planning a new war against Syria, this time with Kurdish troops. Just as the mission of the Caliphate was to create a Sunnistan straddling Iraq and Syria, so the mission of « Rojava » is to […]
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Donald Trump’s former campaign chair was wiretapped by the US government both before and after the election, CNN is reporting. And that’s just six months … Via Youtube
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Earthjustice he Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver today vacated a lower court ruling that found the U.S. Bureau of Land Management had exceeded its authority when it promulgated regulations of hydraulic fracturing on public lands. Via Common Dreams. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license.
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